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Another old commissioned work, I tried to repeat the atmosphere of an old oil paint.

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NEW EDIT

I been asked for bigger version of this old work (was done in April of 2005 as a cover for a metal band... whoa, time goes fast :D). I also corrected some details that bugged me on the right arm, to be included in the new art book :)

PSCS/Grapphire2/12 hours + 1 hour of edit/music: Watermark - Enya.

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A fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, etc.) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural.

Fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies, though even folklore that uses the term fairy offers many definitions. Sometimes the term describes any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes: at other times, the term only describes a specific type of more ethereal creature.

One common theme found among the Celtic nations describes a race of diminutive people who had been driven into hiding by invading humans. They came to be seen as another race, or possibly spirits, and were believed to live in an Otherworld that was variously described as existing underground, in hidden hills (many of which were ancient burial mounds), or across the Western Sea.

In old Celtic fairy lore the sidhe (fairy folk) are immortals living in the ancient barrows and cairns. The Tuatha de Danaan are associated with several Otherworld realms including Mag Mell (the Pleasant Plain), Emain Ablach (the Fortress of Apples or the Land of Promise or the Isle of Women), and the Tir na ng (the Land of Youth).

The concept of the Otherworld is also associated with the Isle of Apples, known as Avalon in the Arthurian mythos (often equated with Ablach Emain). Here we find the Silver Bough that allowed a living mortal to enter and withdraw from the Otherworld or Land of the Gods. According to legend, the Fairy Queen sometimes offered the branch to worthy mortals, granting them safe passage and food during their stay.

One popular belief was that they were the dead, or some subclass of the dead. The Irish banshee (Irish Gaelic bean s or Scottish Gaelic bean shth, which both mean "fairy woman") is sometimes described as a ghost. The northern English Cauld Lad of Hylton, though described as a murdered boy, is also described as a household sprite like a brownie, much of the time a Barghest or Elf. One tale recounted a man caught by the fairies, who found that whenever he looked steadily at one, the fairy was a dead neighbor of his. This was among the most common views expressed by those who believed in fairies, although many of the informants would express the view with some doubts.

Another view held that the fairies were an intelligent species, distinct from humans and angels. In alchemy in particular they were regarded as elementals, such as gnomes and sylphs, as described by Paracelsus. This is uncommon in folklore, but accounts describing the fairies as "spirits of the air" have been found popularly.
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nilvirgil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
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Cochegara Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Splendid.
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TwoColorDream Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...this fairy definitely rocks!
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Cyraka Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!!! 
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pixalman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
thats a great fairy.i give my favorites to this pic
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VincentdelaCruz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Best faire ever
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beauty
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ScytheBlade13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
My eyes are seeing her legs as a tad large compared to the rest of her. My goodness, dem hips and thighs.
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:iconfurriesloverthatme00:
Awesome, I'd love this. thank you for uploading and etc,.
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:iconmissykitty:
MissyKitty Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, but the placement of the nipple on the fairy's left breast & the positioning of the bellybutton are a little off.
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:icon123hinata:
123Hinata Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omgjust so jealous of the detail wish I could get my work so detailed!!
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:iconmatandre:
MatAndre Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! Great style.
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Look out, Brian Froud...
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:iconpearshapedtoad:
pearshapedtoad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice.
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kira1133 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome *_* loved her breasts
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:icontraveler55:
Traveler55 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Fantastic
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:iconcheyenne-anastasia:
Cheyenne-Anastasia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
So stunning! i love it very whimsical :)
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gumgum921 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
directed here from /tg/

Great image, truly what a fae/fairy should look like.
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:iconshadowdancer12191993:
Shadowdancer12191993 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By all the light of moon and sun.... She's beautiful.... I am speechless.
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TicklishFairy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Gorgeous and i love the pose!
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:iconbeautifulart4ever:
BeautifulArt4ever Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :heart:
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:iconmr1southworth:
mr1southworth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Very well done.
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TheGreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I love this piece it is so beautiful between I plan on producing fairy paintings to sale at the Fairy convention next year, it is going to be a lot of fun
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:icontercysakura:
tercysakura Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cute! :)
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:iconsnipperworm:
SnipperWorm Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is magical!
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:iconeledhwen-stock:
Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hum ... Someone seems to have stolen your work: [link]
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TrAuKoDaVinci Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Realmente increible! no la habia visto :)
Saludos!
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Feathers01 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Superb work! The skin tones are awesome as ais the delicacy of her wings.!!
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:iconroyaldemon:
RoyalDemon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
very beautiful , i love this girl ♥
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:iconnano006:
Nano006 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
so very beautiful
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:iconmelodiousglenndog:
melodiousglenndog Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What a wonderful job!!! I love pics of fairies and this one is fantastic!!!
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:iconwillpagan:
Willpagan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
A very good work of art.
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:iconbunnyfart347:
bunnyfart347 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
thi s butiful when i was fliping through the pictures my eyes glued to this stunnig wouderful extrodenery peice of art
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twincastX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
very stunning ^ ^
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twincastX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
love the coloring and design. nicely done!!!
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Abaraxus704 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Wonderfully done.
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:iconjaugustm:
JAugustM Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I love her!
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Borremetal Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
genzo estas por todas partes xDD busco imagenes asi por nombre y sales xD busco imgenes populares y sales, me llegan mensajes de nuevos deviants subidos y estas tu xDD :B
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kornfreak78 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
This is one of my favorites of yours, nice work! I wish you could make this into a wallpaper size, I would soooo use this as my wallpaper. I'd need like a 900x1440 I think.. if I'm not mistaken, eh... either way? I love this picture. :)
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ZenOracle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love it
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Goraiou Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
She's stunning.
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TheSkullKnight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
another tease fantasy lol beautiful women perfect EVERYTHING and i do mean everything........ 2 inches tall... lol wtf are u supposed to do with that?
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:iconiumee:
iumee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OpO ahe is so pretty!!! like OMfrigginG pretty!!! -i bow to u-
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Enlibra Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It looks awesome! Ever thought of doing a tutorial? That background looks like it took a lot of hard work!
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orgnixstudios Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Beautiful fairy!
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KibaPandaRo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hey in the description u said the art was done as a cover for a metal band:P do u happen to remember what the bands names was?:D the art is extraordinary! keep up the good work! u have one of the best art on the site from my point of view! and quite a ton of it:)) <3
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darkness846 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
so very pretty she is :)
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sylvainulg Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I like how her face has softer features than the rest of your prod. Your work is stunning, but it sometimes give the feeling that all those goddess and fantastic creatures share the same skull, while the shape of their face could be as valuable as their external attributes to show their "personnality".
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fairylucky13 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
wow... this is really beautiful! :love:
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LRyukshinigami Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this picture's absolutely phenominal and the info is pretty awesome <3 thank you
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